Collecting & Connecting: Recent Acquisitions
Located in the Museum of American Glass
April 1 through December 31, 2022
With a goal to preserve and continue the tradition of glassmaking in America, the Museum of American Glass collects historical artifacts and contemporary artworks that reflect the rich history of glass manufactured in the U.S., including South Jersey, the birthplace of American glassmaking. Works created by individual artists include pieces made by Creative Glass Fellows in the WheatonArts Glass Studio. The new Collecting & Connecting exhibit highlights various techniques, concepts, and materials, including neon sculpture and processes using biological materials. These recent acquisitions help expand the Museum’s current collection while providing a better understanding of glass history and insight on future trends in glass art.
Each piece showcased has been accessioned into the Museum’s collection, fulfilling the Museum’s purpose to preserve handcrafted glass objects and engage in stories of creativity. This process requires identification, research, and an assessment of how to interpret the work in a way that advances the Museum’s mission.